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Twice as nice.

Back to ol’ Thunderbird again.  I rarely draw superheroes, but I’ve got a need for a good understanding of this discarded mutant.  So, I end trying out different versions of him time and again.  The problem is, it’s hard to find good reference for this guy.  Even within one book, there’s a rather large variation of what his details are.  This problem is only increased by his ability to morph into a radically different version when angered.  Anyway, I did my best, but I know I forgot the little gauntlets he’s supposed to have popping off his meaty forearms.

T-Bird

 

I had lots of fun drawing Thunderbird.  Because of his powers and variable appearance, I felt it was a good excuse to exaggerate proportions and just enjoy myself.  Then, I went after him with Copic markers, and there’s nothing more fun than coloring a solid drawing with those!   The only thing I’m not completely satisfied with is the red tones.  It looks like my scanner couldn’t pick up the variation of that color, as I had actually used a darker value in many places.  Oh well, maybe I’ll go over the piece again with some warm gray in those areas…

T-Bird redux

One of my favorite things about Copics is the flexibility they have to be blended.  here’s a revision of the first post after I went back and added some darker value to spots.  I just took some warm and neutral grays to the areas where there was already flat (or at least lacking enough variation of) color, and now I think it looks much better.

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A dollar twice.

Yes, there’s more Thunderbird for everyone.

In case you don’t remember, ol’ T-bird joined  joined a band of other of Marvel’s misfits to form the Exiles.  They jumped around realities picking fights, killing children, and, every once in a while, dying.  Before Thunderbird went out trying to punch Galactus while his back was turned, he busted out into this really cool “war” mode.  I thought it would make for good coloring practice.

Also, I love the whole “Science!” gag.  If you don’t get it, then you were either born too late or don’t watch the right tv shows.  Just try busting into a room a yelling it once.  You’ll see that you’re now the life of the party…

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What’s the word?

Remember the Exiles?  Remember Thunderbird?  No?  Well, it was an somewhat unappreciated series, but there was lots of potential.

It’s been a little while since I last posted, but I’ve been working hard to get some work done in time for Wondercon.  While I wasn’t able to attend this weekend, some of my material was.  Zing!

This is just a warm-up I did this morning.

Thunderbird!

Thunderbird